Contador Stripped of Tour Title

Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador was stripped Monday of his 2010 title after the Court of Arbitration for Sport reversed a February 2011 decision that acquitted him of doping. Contador had tested positive for the anabolic steroid clenbuterol during the race in July 2010—the results were announced that September, after he had won the tour. He was suspended but appealed the decision after claiming that he had eaten contaminated meat that left trace amounts of the drug in his system. The CAS upheld the ban, which will retroactively suspend him from cycling for two years. The ban will end in August, which means he’ll miss this year’s Tour de France. The Spaniard also faces a fine of more than $3 million.